Rev. Jesse Jackson calls for commission on Jon Burge torture cases
September 14, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Reverend Jesse Jackson calls an apology from Mayor Emanuel a welcome gesture but he wants more done about the torture tied to Chicago police commander Jon Burge.
On Wednesday, Mayor Emanuel called the scandal a "dark chapter" in the city's history. His remarks came after the city council approved a $12.3 million settlement with two men who said they were tortured by police.
Saturday Jackson called for a "truth and reconciliation commission" saying if it was good enough for South Africa it is good enough for Chicago.
"Because Jon Burge was in charge, he was the commander," Jackson said. "He did not do this alone. Other police witnessed Jon Burge torturing these men."
Burge supervised a group of detectives in the 1970's and 80's. They beat and tortured suspects into making false confessions.
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